Blue Bombers vs. Roughriders Point Spread: CFL Predictions, Week 17 Odds

David Bastl | Updated Oct 01, 2019

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After a 5-0 start, the Blue Bombers is now 9-5 and third place in the West division. The team has four games remaining, and it’s a tough schedule starting with the Roughriders in Regina Saturday night.

Winnipeg
11-7
AT
October 05, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
Mosaic Stadium
Pointspread +3.5 -110
Moneyline +150
Over / Under o +47

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Pointspread -3.5 -110
Moneyline -180
Over / Under u +47

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This game could determine who gets home field advantage in the post season. It’s also the feature matchup of week 17. The Bombers are hurting after their biggest blowout loss of the season; while the Roughriders have leap-frogged the Bombers and now sit in second place, with sights set on the top spot.

CFL Odds and Betting

Both of these teams have played well against the numbers. The Bombers are 9-5 against the spread, while the Roughriders are 8-5 ATS.

In the season series, the two teams both won games at home. Overall, the Bombers are 4-0 ATS in the last four games against the Riders, including a perfect 2-0 ATS against them this year.

Of note, the under between these two teams is a perfect 4-0 in the last four games. However, the over is 9-2 in the last 11 games in Regina.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Blue Bombers were handed their worst loss of the season, and the way this team has played as of late, that’s saying something.

This past Friday, the team lost its first game on home turf, a convincing 33-13 setback to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The team was down and out fast in this contest with a 24-10 deficiency at halftime. They also didn’t score a point the last 27 minutes of the game.

Prior to the game, the team announced that starter Matt Nichols had season-ending shoulder surgery. When Nichols went down, there was some talk that he could return in late October;  that will not happen.

New starter Chris Streveler had his highest yardage total as a pro, throwing for 304 yards versus the Tiger-Cats. It was the team’s first 300-yard passing game in almost a year (October 2018).

After a 5-0 start, the team is now 9-5 and third place in the West division. The team has four games remaining, and it’s a tough schedule (Saskatchewan, Montreal, and Calgary back to back).

Of note, Willie Jefferson collected two knockdowns versus Hamilton, setting a new franchise record with 12 this season.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Roughriders cemented their playoff spot with a big 41-16 win over the Argos this past weekend. They enter this game with the Blue Bombers on a two-game winning streak.

Cody Fajardo has been the team’s MVP this season, and who would have thought that considering he was on the bench at the start of the season. Fajardo was 23-of-27 for 278 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball 11 times for 80 yards and a touchdown. Rumour has it that the team has begun career talks with the pivot. This game against the Bombers will be his 13th career start.

The Riders defence has been very good as of late, allowing only 58 points (19.3/ game average) against in their last three wins.

Charleston Hughes recorded three tackles and two sacks versus the Argos. He leads the CFL in sacks with 15.

Look for Receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert to see his first start of the season against the Bombers. He was the 2018 West division rookie of the year and was recently released from the Chicago Bears at the beginning of the month.

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